Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

Register as a carer here

There is a wealth of information on NHS.UK about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Caring for a parent

Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

Telling people

Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

Taking a break

Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

Housing and carers

Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?  

Carer Support & Dementia Service

This service provides advice, information & support to all carers aged 18 & above who provide care for an adult. The service also supports people with dementia & memory problems. Select an option:

How they can help & how to refer

Carer support & dementia advice groups & drop-ins

Call: 01264 33 22 97 


The Link Peer Support Group

Carers Coffee Morning - Access Support & Information 

Meet Other Carers. Open to Anyone Who is Caring & Cared For Also Warmly Welcome 

1st Friday of the month 10am until 12pm 

Westside Community Centre, Paddock Road, Basingstoke, RG22 6QB 

Call: 01264 33 22 97 


Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999


Carers Together

Carers Together provide information, advice, support, advocacy or a free Carers Information Pack

Telephone: 08000 323 456


Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Benefits for carers

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

Benefits for the person you care for

Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

Death and benefits

How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

Managing someone's legal affairs

Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

Other benefits

Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Personal and household finance

Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

Social fund

Tax credits

Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

Waiting for a Memory Assessment Appointment?

Next Steps helps you to find the right support at the right time.
Click here for more information

Community & Social Support

Learn about the community teams available here